SC dismisses frivolous petition questioning RaGa’s Dual Citizenship

The petitioner alleged that EC should not allow Rahul Gandhi to contest the ongoing Lok Sabha elections

Petition dismissed questioning Congress Scion’s Dual Citizenship
Petition dismissed questioning Congress Scion’s Dual Citizenship

The Ministry of Home Affairs had issued a notice to Congress Chief questioning his “Dual Citizenship”

A frivolous Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition to exclude Congress President Rahul Gandhi from contesting the Lok Sabha poll and becoming a Member of Parliament was dismissed by Supreme Court on Thursday. The ruling can be read at the end of this post. It clearly states the name of the petitioner and is not Dr. Subramanian Swamy as this tweet suggested:

After it was dismissed, even the Congress Party’s twitter handle, @INCIndia claimed the same!

RaGa still needs to respond to MHA Notice

Earlier the Ministry of Home Affairs had issued a notice to Congress Chief questioning his “Dual Citizenship”. The notice was issued after the complaint filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. The Ministry had asked the Congress President to give a “factual position”.

The party later released an original certificate of incorporation of the company (what they called it) quoted in MHA Notice and claimed that it clearly indicates that Gandhi is an Indian.

However, this does not give an excuse for Mr. Rahul Gandhi not to respond to the notice by the Home Ministry which was to be done within 15 days.

Also, the Congress scion had told Parliament’s Ethics Committee that he had never “sought or acquired British citizenship”, and that his “identity is that of an Indian” [1].

Mr. Jai Bhagwan Goyal filed the plea on the basis of an incorporation certificate of a defunct company (BACKOPS Limited) and the returns filed by it, which alleged that Congress Scion had acquired British Citizenship.

The petitioner alleged that EC should not allow Rahul Gandhi to contest the ongoing Lok Sabha elections from parliamentary constituencies he has decided to — Amethi in Uttar Pradesh and Wayanad in Kerala. Since prima facie evidence in this regard has been produced before the home ministry [2].

The Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna dismissed the petition.

CJI Gogoi remarked, “Some company in some form has mentioned Rahul Gandhi as a British citizen, so does he become a British citizen? Dismissed [3]
Justice Deepak Gupta questioned the petitioner, as to why he has approached the court in 2019, although the incident came to light in 2015.

The question which arises here is, whether it is a sponsored petition to help Rahul Gandhi since at entry stage itself it is rejected

Dismissed plea in 2015

A PIL filed by a lawyer on the lookout for CBI investigation against Rahul Gandhi on November 30, 2015, for allegedly declaring himself a British Citizen before the Company Law Authorities in the UK.

At that time the court found it too “frivolous” and called it an attempt by the lawyer to start a “roving inquiry”. It said PIL pleas were not meant to target an individual or organisation but a medium to resolve human suffering through good governance[4].

The question which arises here is, whether it is a sponsored petition to help Rahul Gandhi since at entry stage itself it is rejected –So further cases can be difficult since the petition was rejected earlier in 2015 case which is quoted above.

There are chances that SC might have missed out considering that, in one of the forms Rahul Gandhi himself has filled up and signed. In all– the issue is not closed and the pot is boiling.

References:

[1] Supreme Court junks plea questioning Rahul Gandhi’s citizenship May 10, 2019, The Indian Express

[2] Citizenship row: SC dismisses plea seeking direction to debar Rahul Gandhi from contesting Lok Sabha polls May 9, 2019, The Times Of India

[3] https://barandbench.com/sc-dismisses-petition-rahul-gandhi-citizenship/”>Supreme Court dismisses petition raising issue of Rahul Gandhi’s citizenshipMay 9, 2019, Bar & Bench

[4] SC throws out plea to debar Rahul Gandhi from contesting pollsMay 9, 2019, The Hindu

Copy of the ruling:

SC ORDER 09-May-2019 Citizenship by PGurus on Scribd

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9 COMMENTS

  1. SCs order seems to lack application of mind. RG had himself signed some documents as part of his company’s filing of documents with the Companies House UK. The Company had not declared him British but RG himself had declared himself as British,as the SC order seems to conclude. Secondly, the SC could have suo moto taken cognisance of information available in the public domain about RG and his companies in UK (one in London and the other in Bristol) and atleast issued notice to RG seeking his response to the charge,before summarily dismissing the petition. By the way,will this be the rule for any other similar cases involving lesser beings?

  2. I condone all the comments.Another case coming up. Orders reserved. Why. Softy eating SC may accept”sorry”. Incredible

  3. Possibly RAGA will enclose this latest order of Supreme Court, as reply to MHA-GoI without stating anything else. That apart would be thankful if Dr Swamy can say – for the existing ruling to be overruled, whether larger bench would be needed. .

  4. irrespective of the latest petitioner- questioning gandhi/vinci/leech/rattler/moron’s british citizenship- the SC rejected plea- based on precedence earlier SC rejection of a similar plea- the perception by the larger indian public remain- that he is also a british citizen.

    the SC- chose to -apply -frivolous tag- allows the perception to fester.

    he is wounded animal- dangerous- but can skin the cat -many ways- this lingering perception- raise doubts about his patriotism to BHARAT?
    HE WILL ALWAYS BE PERCEIVED AS PERSON OF MIXED RACE- WHERE DOES HIS LOYALTY LIE- THIS MORON AND IMMEDIATE KIN HAVE PROVED TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD-INCLUE ENEMIES- HE CAN BE BOUGHT.

    THE CHINESE SEE TRUMP AS SUCH. AND THE CHINES COMMUNISTS- HAVE EXERCISED THAT PERCEPTION TO THE BENEFIT OF BUSINESS-HOTEL ACCOMODATION USED BY CHINES OFFICIALS- PUBLICLY KNOWN.
    AND IT CONTINUES TO GO ON WITH OTHER NATIONALS AS WELL- LIKE THE SAUDI’S.

    LOOK- THE MORON WILL LIKELY NEVER BECOME ANY CLOSER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OFFICE. HE IS IN HIS 50’S- HE HAS PRACTICALLY- A 20 YR HORIZON TO TRY- IF HIS HEALTH ALLOWS- COCAINE USER? WHO KNOWS.
    BUT THE HANGERS ON AROUND HIM HOPE AND PRAY.

    I DIGRESS- JAITLEY- HAS BEEN VERY VOCAL NOWADAYS – WHY? -BECOMING IRRELEVANT AS MOD’S 2ND TERM APPROACHES- PERHAPS?- WORRIED ABOUT WHETHER HE WOULD BE KICKED TO THE CURB? AND REPLACED BY SUBRAMANIAM SWAMY- MODI- FINALLY SWALLOW HIS EGO AND DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THE COUNTRY- DESTINY OF MODI- SWAMY RIGHT MAN AT THE RIGHT MOMENT, FOR THE RIGHT REASON.
    THE COUNTRY WILL ROCKET ITSELF TO HEIGHTS WE HAVE NOT ENVISIONED- IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS.

    THEN COMES MODI’S 3RD TERM- I ENVISION THAT TOO- I PREDICTED TO MYSELF- THE MAN CAN ACCOMPLISH ALL THE VISION FOR THIS BHARAT-THAT THE BHARAT MAN/WOMAN/CHILD DESERVES- HE NEEDS 3 TERMS.

    IMAGINE THAT.

    AND HE WILL KICK ASS.

    I AM A FAN OF S GURUMURTHY- CHARTERED ACCOUNT AND THINKER- HE UNCOVERED THE TRUE ECONOMIC BELLY OF BHARAT BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM- WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY JOB GROWTH THAT WE HEAR TALKED ABOUT; THE RBI/FINANCE MINISTRY/SEBI IGNORED THE SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE BUSINESSES- BY UNDER FUNDING THE LOAN FLOWS REACHING THOSE BUSINESSES;
    MODI HEARD HIS VOICE- AND PLANTED HIM AT RBI- TO DISRUPT THAT THOUGHT.

    MODI- DISRUPT MORE OF THE GOVERNMENT, AGENCIES/DEPTS, BUREAUCRATS- TO UNSHACKLE OUR RIGHTFUL GROWTH TRAJECTORY TO MEET ALL THE BHARAT PEOPLES VISION, EXPECTATIONS, OUTCOMES, EASE OF ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING- CUT OUT CORRUPTION AT ALL LEVELS- BRINGING THE JUSTICE OF LIVING A DECENT LIFE FOR ALL-AT ANY ECONOMIC STRATA OF SOCIETY.

    THAT IS HOW WE WILL BE MEASURED- DEVELOPED VS DEVELOPING ECONOMY – IN AND ON THE WORLD STAGE- THEN WE HAVE ARRIVED.

  5. Most of the time Indian justice system favors Congress party. Sometimes one gets the feeling that Indian Courts are just another branch of Congress Party. No wonder they dismissed this case even without proper investigation of documents/facts.

  6. The G Family can fool all the people all of the time – thanks to the judiciary, where they seem to wield considerable clout.

  7. SUPREME CHU..YAS OF ITALIAN = SCI WITH RAPE ACCUSED CJI AND RAPE ACCUSED ITALIAN BRIT CITIZEN. RANJAN GOGOI THE SON OF A WHITE MOTHER AND CONGRESS BUTCHER CM FATHER, WAS HE ACCUSED OF RAPE FOR THIS???? TO HELP RAUL VINCI FROM THE REAL LAW
    SUPREME COURT OF INDIA = SUPREME CHUT/YA OF ITALIAN ARE THUGS. SCI SHOULD BE OVERHAULED AND COLLEGIUM SYSTEM SHD BE FINISHED, AND RTI SHD BE FORCED ON JUDGES AND LAWYERS

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